Rate in May/Is this good?

Discussion in 'Disney Discount Codes and Rates' started by GoingtoDisney, Mar 21, 2005.

  1. GoingtoDisney

    GoingtoDisney Mouseketeer

    Feb 2, 2004
    I keep thinking that I may be paying too much, but maybe not. We are planning on going May 25-31, staying at a moderate, using AAA rate. The room total per night is $140, including taxes. Is that good? Can I do better? The only codes I think I have read about are annual pass codes. If I am doing the math correctly, one person would buy an annual pass for $420. That would make the room $109, or about $121 with taxes. I would save about $20 per night. At 6 nights that is $120 in savings, but I am spending $195 more on the pass than I would if I bought a 5 day park hopper for $235. So, it looks like that would not be a savings?? Am I overlooking something?

  2. DisneyDreamer2

    DisneyDreamer2 DIS Veteran

    Oct 30, 2002
    For this May, that is actually a very good rate. it hurts that people are getting postcards for the same room for 79.00 but a lot of people are also paying full rack rate of 149 before tax. I just had to cancel my AAA rate in May and had to move the trip up in the month. There are no rooms left at the AAA rate so I'll be paying rack. Be grateful for your discount and enjoy your trip.
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  4. ptrbryant

    ptrbryant DIS Veteran

    Mar 29, 2001
    $140 inc. taxes per night at POR (Mansions) with my AAA rate. I'm really surprised there isn't SOME general public code out. In the past, we've always taken advantage of it and stayed at WL for $129/nt. inc. tax. This year, we're trying POR for the first time. Seems like the discounts, even for AP holders, aren't as good as they've been in the past, so we'll probably still stay with a MOD---still, a further discount of any kind would be great! I think you've got the best current deal for non-AP/Florida resident deals.

    Karla B. :flower:
  5. golfgal

    golfgal DIS Cast Member<br><font color=green>When did vacu

    Nov 27, 2004

    Another savings to look into with the AP is the DDE card for 20% all your food. The cards are $50 with an AP so add that to your cost, but then figure out how much money you will spend in food and see if you will save enough to justify the additional cost of the AP/DDE card. Also, look into the costs for rack rate with the MYW dining plan. I think $35/day/adult is a pretty good rate for eating in the park, if it saves you money compared to your lost discount.
  6. tiggerwannabe

    tiggerwannabe ~Optimistic Realist~

    Aug 27, 2002
    Can you get a DDE card...

    without being an AP holder?
  7. weluvpluto

    weluvpluto DIS Veteran

    Apr 2, 2002
    Only if your a FL resident. :sunny:
  8. AngieInOH

    AngieInOH DIS Veteran

    Mar 24, 2005
    Does the DDE card really entitle you to 20% off all your food? I read on allearsnet that you get 20%off sit down dining and 10% off lunch. That will make a difference. And can you use the DDE card at all the eating locations?

  9. tiggerwannabe

    tiggerwannabe ~Optimistic Realist~

    Aug 27, 2002
    Last Revised 12/14/04
    The following is the most current list of participating restaurants offering the Disney’s Dining Experience 20% discount on all food & beverage. Please remember participating restaurants are subject to change. You will be notified of any changes in future newsletters. Certain restrictions apply during Holidays and special events, please check with the restaurant when you make your reservations. DDE discount cannot be used in combination with any other discount. We recommend that you keep this issue for future reference. The cardholder must be 21 years of age or older.
    Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
    World Premiere Food Court
    Disney’s All-Star Music Resort
    Intermission Food Court
    Disney’s All-Star Sports Resort
    End Zone Food Court
    Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge
    Boma—Flavors of Africa
    Jiko—The Cooking Place
    Victoria Falls
    Disney’s Beach Club Resort
    Beaches & Cream Soda Shop
    (excludes take out shop)
    Cape May Cafe
    Martha’s Vineyard Lounge
    Rip Tide Lounge
    Disney’s BoardWalk
    Bellevue Lounge
    ESPN® Club
    Flying Fish Cafe
    Disney’s Bonnet Creek Golf Club
    Sand Trap Bar & Grill
    Disney’s Caribbean Beach Resort
    Shutters at Old Port Royale
    Disney’s Contemporary Resort
    California Grill
    Chef Mickey’s Restaurant
    Concourse Steakhouse
    Outer Rim Lounge
    Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort
    Maya Grill
    Disney’s Fort Wilderness Resort & Campground
    Hoop-Dee-Doo Musical Revue
    (Late Show Only)
    Trail’s End Restaurant
    Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
    1900 Park Fare
    Garden View Lounge
    Grand Floridian Cafe
    Mizner’s Lounge
    Victoria & Albert’s (excluding Chef’s Table)
    Disney’s Old Key West Resort
    Olivia’s Cafe
    Disney’s Polynesian Resort
    Kona Cafe
    Disney’s Spirit of Aloha Dinner Show
    (Late Show Only)
    Tambu Lounge
    Disney’s Pop Century Resort
    Everything Pop Shopping and Dining
    Classic Concoctions
    Disney’s Port Orleans Resort
    Boatwright’s Dining Hall
    River Roost
    French Quarter:
    Sassagoula Floatworks and Food
    Scat Cat’s Club
    Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
    The Artist’s Palette
    The Turf Club
    DOWNTOWN DISNEY® Marketplace
    Cap’n Jack’s Restaurant
    Wolfgang Puck® Café
    Planet Hollywood®
    Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
    Artist Point
    Territory Lounge
    Whispering Canyon Cafe
    Disney’s Yacht Club Resort
    Ale and Compass Lounge
    Crews Cup Lounge
    Yacht Club Galley
    Yachtsman Steakhouse
    Biergarten Restaurant
    Bistro de Paris Restaurant
    Chefs de France Restaurant
    Coral Reef Restaurant
    L’Originale Alfredo di Roma Ristorante
    Le Cellier Steakhouse
    Nine Dragons Restaurant
    Restaurant Akershus
    Restaurant Marrakesh
    Rose & Crown Pub & Dining Room
    San Angel Inn Restaurante
    The Garden Grill Restaurant
    Disney-MGM Studios
    50’s Prime Time Cafe
    Hollywood & Vine
    Mama Melrose’s Ristorante Italiano
    Sci-Fi Dine-In Theater Restaurant
    The Hollywood Brown Derby
    Tune-In Lounge
    Cinderella’s Royal Table
    Liberty Tree Tavern
    The Crystal Palace
    The Plaza Restaurant
    Tony’s Town Square Restaurant
    Tusker House Restaurant
    Flame Tree Barbecue
    Disney’s Wide World of Sports®
    Official All-Star Cafe
    Entertainment & Dancing:
    DOWNTOWN DISNEY® Pleasure Island:
    Half price admission to Pleasure Island Clubs for members and guest
    Atlantic Dance Hall - Disney’s BoardWalk:
    Admission is free for members and guest
    How long does it take to receive my cards?
    Please allow 2-3 weeks processing time for new cards and renewals.
    Can I have my cards forwarded to my new address?
    Our mailings are not forwarded. If you have a forwarding notice on your mail, all DDE items will be returned to us.
    When are renewal notices mailed out?
    Renewal notices are mailed out 45-60 days prior to expiration date. If you have not received a renewal notice in that time, please call us.
    For Priority Seating:
    407-WDW-DINE (407-939-3463)
    For Disney’s Dining Experience:

  10. CDizney

    CDizney DIS Veteran

    Jul 24, 2002
    I was also quoted the same rate of 149 a night before tax and then I called back two weeks later on 3/25/05 and got the Caribbean Beach Resort for 79 a night due to a PIN code attached to my name. Try calling back and asking if you have a PIN to your name in the system.....if I didn't I wouldn't be staying onsite this time so it's worth the try.

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